Style / July 2018

A Mission to Space: New Omega Speedmaster CK 2998 Limited Edition

Set on its ever evolving path of design and engineering, Omega unveils its new Speedmaster CK 2998 Limited Edition, the newest iteration of the Omega CK 2998 that was first released in 1959. Since then it has become of the of the most sought-after vintage Speedmasters in the world for collectors.

In 1962, astronaut Walter “Wally” Schirra made history when he wore his own personal Speedmaster CK 2998 during the “Sigma 7” mission of the Mercury Program, marking the Speedmaster as the “first Omega in space”.

The classic Speedster laid its foundation for Omega’s newest timepiece, retaining iconic features with a modern flair for new audiences. The watch’s black subdial and white (sand-blasted rhodium-plated) dial combo is paired with a black/white minute track and black pulsometer bezel. The straps are a black perforated leather, with white rubber lining, revisiting a classic look. The timepiece features the same caliber 1861 movement that powers the 2016 CK 1998 Limited Edition.